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Have You Ever Wanted To Fire Your Client?

Posted by Kathy Martin on 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00

When you're in business and someone wants to pay you to do a job, you're usually going to take their money and do the job. Yet sometimes walking away from business makes more sense and is more profitable in the long run. Read the full post

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7 Ways To Get Your Invoices Paid Faster

Posted by Kathy Martin on 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00

If your business is like most, you don’t get paid upfront in cash. Relying on issuing invoices to your customers means it’s vital to speed up the time it takes to get paid. This is a key issue in managing your cash flow. Read the full post

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How To Find A Work/Life Balance

Posted by Kathy Martin on 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00

For many business owners time is as precious, and sometimes seems as scarce, as money. Striking a balance between work and personal time can be a constant struggle.Read the full post

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7 Key Things Most Business Owners Need Help With

Posted by Kathy Martin on 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00

Year after year we come across business owners wanting help and advice. They're often looking to improve their business. Sometimes a pressing problem they want to solve. The situation changes from one business owner to another. But the underlying themes often don't.Read the full post

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You Get What You Measure

Posted on 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00

We've just come across this short article in the NZ Business magazine.  It talks about the importance of measuring KPIs, and what makes a good KPI.  "... true high performers desire autonomy and independence to do their job the way they think it should be done, much like entrepreneurs ..." Read the full post

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5 Ways To Manage Change In Your Family Business

Posted by Kathy Martin on 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00

Family owned and operated businesses are the backbone of the New Zealand economy.  Some of these businesses are among the most successful in the country. Read the full post

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Running Businesses (Joseph Mencel)

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00

A good client recently sent this quote to us.  We've had a great response from the few we've sent it on to.  It rang true for all of them. So now we're sharing it with everyone.  We hope you enjoy what Joseph says about running businesses, as much as we do.Read the full post

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How to Get Your Business & Personal Affairs Sorted

Posted by Kathy Martin on 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00

Do you ever wonder if you've got the right things in place to safeguard your family and your business? Or whether what you’ve already got in place will actually do the job you want? It can be easy to put this in the 'too hard' basket ...Read the full post

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7 Things That Will Help Your Family Business Succeed

Posted by Kathy Martin on 12 May 2017 00:00:00

Owning a family business can be a rewarding way to establish a legacy and help provide for future generations. But the dynamics of a family-owned operation can prove challenging. It pays to have clear ground rules from the outset and then keep on top of them.Read the full post

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Feel Like Quitting Your Business?

Posted by Kathy Martin on 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00

Small business owners often end up wishing they could quit their business. There are many frustrations that come along with running and owning a business. But they don’t have to get on top of you so much that you’d like to quit. Read the full post

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